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Headlines for Nov. 18, 2021

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 18 2021

Toronto Star
Some profs cross picket line, head back to class

Some faculty members at the University of Manitoba who went on strike earlier this month have ditched the picket lines and returned to work amid an ongoing stalemate in negotiations.

Global News
Faculty association holds rally as bargaining stalemate with University of Lethbridge continues

Dozens rallied on the edge of the University of Lethbridge campus on Wednesday afternoon in support of faculty, who have been without a contract for more than a year.

The Record
Bishop’s University dismisses tenured professor, students want answers

Bishop’s University has come under fire this week, as hundreds of alumni and current students from the education department took to Facebook to express their displeasure with the administration’s decision to dismiss Dr. Christopher Stonebanks, a tenured professor.

Edmonton Journal
University of Alberta Students’ Union calls for stronger preventative action against sexual violence

Twenty-two student groups at the University of Alberta are calling on the post-secondary to take stronger preventative action against sexual violence.

Toronto Star
McMaster puts professor on paid leave after investigation into ‘serious matter’

McMaster University has placed a professor accused of fraudulent or sloppy research by his peers on paid leave. But it won’t say why.

Regina Leader-Post
CIHR severs ties with U of S prof accused of fabricating Indigenous heritage

A star U of S professor has lost the country’s top research position in Indigenous health after accusations she fabricated her Indigenous identity.

CBC News
UWindsor law sees female enrollment grow to 70% for class of ’24

Half of students in that graduating class identified as racially diverse.

CTV News
University of Guelph launching Black Canadians minor program

Students at the University of Guelph will soon be able to have a minor degree in Black Canadian studies.

CBC News
Carleton students disappointed as in-person courses shift online

Students push back at decision to move some courses online for winter 2022 term.

CTV News
Why aren’t more university students returning to in-person classes?

Post-secondary students who say they were promised more in-person classes are protesting Carleton University’s winter schedule.

CTV News
Alberta announces close to $50M funding for 23 clean technology projects

The province announced nearly $50 million in funding Wednesday to be designated towards 23 projects that advance clean energy innovation.

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